MR/PM Social Media Summit 2011

This past Thursday I attended the Social Media Summit 2011 presented by the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce. There were several guest speakers who all had interesting information to share.

The first speaker was Kemp Edmonds, Coordinator for Hootsuite University. He was kind enough to post his presentation slides on the web, with embeds enabled, so here it is:

Kemp was followed by Brenda Garcia, a Business Support Manager with Thrive Solutions. Brenda started with the video “Social Media Revolution 2” and went on to describe the use of Social Media from the point-of-view of a small business owner.

We then had a short break after which Dr. Nima Rahmany of Westgate Wellness Centre shared his entertaining “Viral” video and his perspectives on using Social Media.

Lastly we heard from Guy Steeves, Regional Development Director for Constant Contact. Guy’s presentation was primarily about permission-based e-mail communication and how it should tie in to other Social Media tools.

Andrea of Walker Park Creative Media and My Maple Ridge was also at the Social Media Summit documenting it with photos. Check out Andrea’s Photo Blog and Flickr Photoset.

Thank you to the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce, the speakers, the sponsors, and the attendees. This turned out to be a successful and educational event.